Take Exit 3 from Interstate 95. At the exit stop light turn east on to Highway 40. Follow the signs traveling east into Historic St. Marys. Highway 40 East will also be named Osborne St. Once you reach the historic district, turn right at the stop sign onto St Marys Street. The NPS visitor Center is in the blue building and the Ferry dock are both located on the left.
For GPS Users: try the following address: 113 St. Marys Street St Marys, GA 31558. This is our visitor center address and will get you to the right location. If you simply put in Cumberland Island National Seashore, your GPS unit will likely take you to Crooked River State Park as this is the closest boat ramp to the Seashore.
New Check In Process
Hurricane Irma destroyed the park's mainland docks. As a result, there will be a new check in process. Watch the ferry check in video and download the accompanying map and checklist to be prepared for your visit.
Transportation to the Island
The only way to get to the island is by passenger ferry (not a car ferry) or private boat. For information about making a reservation with the National Park Service official concessionaire operated ferry visit our Reservations page or visit Cumberland Island Ferry website.
Driving Directions To reach the visitor center from Interstate 95: • Take Exit 3 for US 40 • Take US 40 East toward “Historic Downtown St. Marys” • US 40 becomes Osborne Rd. Continue on until you reach the waterfront • Turn right on St. Marys Rd • The visitor center will be two blocks down on your left (113 St. Marys St W, St Marys GA 31558)
Last updated: September 26, 2018